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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Jessica Kielb Basile is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.
Jessica Kielb Basile
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Jessica Kielb Basile
DVM, DACVECC
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jessica Kielb Basile’s particular clinical interests include sepsis, treatment of complicated shock cases, abnormal blood sodium levels, and canine trauma.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospital, Northfield, IL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Science, Illinois State University, Normal
Dr. Basile was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She has a grey dog named Byrdie and a grey cat named Lou. She enjoys yoga, running and traveling with her husband.
Dr. Rebecca Bernstein is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Rebecca Bernstein
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Rebecca Bernstein
VMD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Rebecca Bernstein is particularly interested in toxicology cases, fluid resuscitation of trauma patients, and emergency anesthesia.
  • Internship, Emergency & Critical Care, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Philadelphia PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Bernstein’s hobbies include interior decorating, home remodeling, Bikram Yoga and anything food-related. She and her husband have a great Dane named Humboldt, and all three are regular volunteers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as part of their pet therapy program.
Dr. Maribeth Bossbaly is board certified in veterinary cardiology.
Maribeth Bossbaly
VMD, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Cardiology
Maribeth Bossbaly
VMD, DACVIM (Cardiology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Cardiology
Cardiology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Maribeth Bossbaly has years of experience in veterinary cardiology and a number of areas of special interest to include:
• The therapeutic use of pimobendan in cats
• The use of pimobendan in pre-clinical myxomatous mitral valve disease
• Diagnosis and serial evaluation of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in cats
• Doberman cardiomyopathy and boxer arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC)
• The study of premature endocardiosis of cavalier King Charles spaniels
• Taurine deficiency and dilated cardiomyopathy in golden retrievers
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Residency, Cardiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Bossbaly enjoys the outdoors, yoga, kickboxing, organic cooking, sailing and travel abroad, especially to Spain, where her husband’s family lives. She and her husband have three children and two dogs, Baloo and Chaz, who is a certified therapy dog.
Dr. Ana Cáceres is board certified in veterinary radiology.
Ana Cáceres
DVM, DACVR
Diagnostic Imaging
Ana Cáceres
DVM, DACVR
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology
Diagnostic Imaging
Servicing Locations
Dr. Ana Cáceres has a special interest in computed tomography (CT); angiography, which is a procedure to X-ray blood and lymph vessels using a radiopaque substance; ultrasonography of the thorax, abdomen and musculoskeletal system; and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine, thorax, abdomen, nervous and musculoskeletal systems.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
  • Residency, Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University, AL
Dr. Cáceres likes salsa dancing. She has two American bulldogs, Maximilian and Abigail, and three cats, Molly, Stephanie and Baby.
Dr. Arielle Camp is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Arielle Camp
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Arielle Camp
VMD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Arielle Camp is an emergency veterinary clinician whose special areas of interest are fluid therapy in critically ill animals, and trauma.
  • Internship, Emergency & Critical Care, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Levittown PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospital, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Rochester, NY
Originally from Philadelphia, Dr. Camp enjoys biking, yoga and cooking. She and her husband have a dog named Frankie.
Dr. Olivier Campbell is board certified in veterinary oncology.
Olivier Campbell
DVM, MVSc, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Olivier Campbell
DVM, MVSc, DACVIM (Oncology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Olivier Campbell’s approach to veterinary oncology focuses on patient care and improving quality of life. He enjoys working with patients of all ages, and he believes pets become cuter and more adorable as they age. As a board-certified veterinary oncologist, he is particularly interested in conventional chemotherapy, low-dose oral (metronomic) chemotherapy, targeted anticancer treatment and palliative care.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Master of Veterinary Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Internship, Small Animal Oncology, Veterinary Center Rive-Sud, Brossard, Canada
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Center Rive-Sud, Brossard, Canada
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal, Canada
Outside of work, Dr. Campbell likes dining at local restaurants and enjoying craft beer and cheese. He also likes running, hiking and playing board games. He has a rescued cat, Cayenne, and a retired teaching dog, Joss.
Dr. Peter Chapman is board certified in veterinary internal medicine.
Peter Chapman
BVetMed, DACVIM, DECVIM, MRCVS
Internal Medicine
Peter Chapman
BVetMed, DACVIM, DECVIM, MRCVS
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Peter Chapman is especially interested in endocrinology, gastroenterology and hematology. He also lectures extensively and is an examiner for the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
  • Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, England
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, England
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, England
Dr. Chapman and his wife have two children. He enjoys running with Bodhi, his four-legged partner, and baking bread.
Dr. Lauren Deahl is board certified in small animal surgery.
Lauren Deahl
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Lauren Deahl
DVM, DACVS-SA
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery - Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Lauren Deahl’s clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, orthopedic disease and fracture repair, and treating surgical emergencies.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons - Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Levittown PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, VCA Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center, Westbury NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center, Fairfax VA
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg
Dr. Deahl’s favorite pastimes include yoga, weight training, cooking and beach time with family, especially in the Caribbean. She also volunteers with rescue organizations. She has a dog named Bubbles.
Joseph Eagleson
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Neurology, Neurosurgery
Joseph Eagleson
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology
Neurology, Neurosurgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Joseph Eagleson is particularly interested in spinal surgery, seizure management and central nervous system (CNS) inflammatory disease.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Residency, Neurology & Neurosurgery, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Internship, Neurology & Neurosurgery, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Dr. Eagleson lives with his wife, who is a veterinary internist, their son, and three dogs and a cat. Dr. Eagleson enjoys traveling, snowboarding and hiking.
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Ashlea Erk
VMD, CVA
Internal Medicine
Ashlea Erk
VMD, CVA
BluePearl Veterinarian
Resident
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Ashlea Erk is a resident in our internal medicine service. She has 13 years of experience in general practice.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services, Langhorne, PA
  • Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians, Fort Collins, CO
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Scranton, PA
  • Associate in Science, Veterinary Technology, Johnson College, Scranton, PA
Dr. Erk enjoys hiking, kayaking, yoga, flower gardening and spending time with her husband and three sons.
Dr. Jamie Etish is board certified in veterinary internal medicine.
Jamie Etish
VMD, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Jamie Etish
VMD, DACVIM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jamie Etish’s particular interests include gastroenterology, endocrinology and hematology.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Levittown PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Etish lives with her husband, son and pets: Brittany spaniel Marley, and cat Goose. She enjoys spending time with her family, running, swimming and stand-up paddle boarding.
Photo coming soon.
Findlay Flasinski
VMD
Internal Medicine
Findlay Flasinski
VMD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Findlay Flasinski is a resident in our internal medicine service. She is especially interested in nephrology and urology, hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Lafayette College, Easton PA
Originally from outside of Philadelphia, Dr. Flasinski is a diehard Eagles and Flyers fan. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising and spending time with her Miniature Pinscher, Raisin.
Dr. Caleb Frankel is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Caleb Frankel
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Caleb Frankel
VMD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Caleb Frankel is passionate about both medicine and technology used in medicine. He loves treating immune-mediated emergencies and educating first responders and veterinary professionals on animal first aid, CPR and emergency pharmacology. He started a software company, Instinct Science, which provides software to the veterinary industry that helps hospitals to modernize and streamline their workflow.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Coral Springs Animal Hospital, Ft. Lauderdale FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Frankel likes traveling, playing or watching team sports, and spending time with his wife and five sons: one dog, one cat and three humans.
Dr. Hannah Ghindea is a resident in our surgical service.
Hannah Ghindea
DVM
Surgery
Hannah Ghindea
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Resident
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Hannah Ghindea is a resident in our surgical service. She especially enjoys neurosurgery, reconstructive surgery and surgical emergencies.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Conshohocken, PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, South Paws Veterinary Surgical Specialists, Mandeville, LA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Coral Springs Animal Hospital, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Dr. Ghindea grew up in Ohio and has family throughout Pennsylvania. She enjoys powerlifting, weightlifting, crafting and spending time with her two dogs, Zephyr and Phillie.
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Heather Harlow
DVM
Internal Medicine
Heather Harlow
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Heather Harlow is a resident in our internal medicine service. Her clinical interests include endocrine disease, feline medicine and gastrointestinal disease.
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Animal Specialty Group, Glendale CA
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Pasadena Veterinary Specialists, CA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, California Veterinary Specialists, Murrieta
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Science, University of Arizona, Tucson
When not working, Dr. Harlow enjoys wire wrapping, drawing and reading. She and her husband have three cats, two snakes and fish.
Dr. Stephanie Harrier is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Stephanie Harrier
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Stephanie Harrier
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Stephanie Harrier’s particular clinical interests include trauma, shock, diabetic ketoacidosis and feline lower urinary tract disease (including urethra obstruction).
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Dr. Harrier enjoys playing roller derby, reading, cooking and traveling. She and her wife have four very large cats, Bug, Sweetie, Zulu and Ayo, and one small dog named Macaroni.
Dr. Michael Jennings is board certified in veterinary dentistry.
Michael Jennings
VMD, DAVDC
Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Michael Jennings
VMD, DAVDC
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Michael Jennings has a particular interest in feline stomatitis, oral tumors, advanced periodontal surgery and endodontic therapy.
  • Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
  • Residency, Dentistry & Oral Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Jennings and his husband enjoy gardening, running and attempting DIY projects around the house.
Dr. Alexis Kersting is an intern in our diagnostic imaging service.
Alexis Kersting
DVM
Diagnostic Imaging
Alexis Kersting
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Diagnostic Imaging
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alexis Kersting is an intern in our diagnostic imaging service. She has experience working in emergency medicine and is most interested in performing vascular anomaly and oncology ultrasounds.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, AZ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ
  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Science, University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Associate of Science, Animal Science, Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ
Dr. Kersting enjoys riding her horse and spending time with her husband and two dogs.
Dr. Alan Klag is board certified in veterinary internal medicine.
Alan Klag
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Alan Klag
DVM, DACVIM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alan Klag is particularly interested in gastroenterology, hematology, endocrinology and nephrology.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital, Springfield MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal, Canada
Dr. Klag enjoys spending time with his wife, two children, two cats and a dog. He is passionate about cars and hockey.
Dr. Ariana Lopez is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Ariana Lopez
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Ariana Lopez
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Ariana Lopez particularly enjoys feline medicine, ocular emergencies and treating toxicities.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Arts, Classical Civilizations, Florida State University, Tallahassee
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee
Dr. Lopez has many hobbies, including long-distance running, cinema and travel. She has two rescue black cats named Darwin and Dharma.
Dr. Megan Mackalonis is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Megan Mackalonis
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Megan Mackalonis
VMD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Megan Mackalonis’ clinical interests include pain management, trauma, behavior, and exotic companion animal medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center of Westbury, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Mackalonis shares her home with a snuggly dachshund named Darby and a curmudgeonly Chihuahua named Taco along with a few pocket pets. She enjoys hiking and painting, and she sings in a choir.
Dr. Alexander MacLeod is board certified in veterinary radiology.
Alexander "Sandy" MacLeod
DVM, DACVR
Diagnostic Imaging
Alexander "Sandy" MacLeod
DVM, DACVR
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology
Diagnostic Imaging
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alexander “Sandy” MacLeod has a particular interest in abdominal ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) of the thorax and abdomen, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
  • Residency, Radiology, University of California, Davis
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Dr. MacLeod enjoys grilling, brewing his own beer and running. He and his wife, a veterinary surgeon at our hospitals, have two sons, a three-legged German shepherd dog named Luke, two miniature dachshunds, The Geck and Freckle, and one cat named Fatty McTunapants.
Dr. Jennifer MacLeod is board certified in veterinary surgery.
Jennifer MacLeod
VMD, DACVS
Surgery
Jennifer MacLeod
VMD, DACVS
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jennifer MacLeod’s clinical interests include neurosurgery, oncologic surgery and fracture management.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Neurology & Neurosurgery, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. MacLeod and her husband, a radiologist at our hospital, have two sons. Their pet family includes three-legged German shepherd dog Luke, dachshunds The Geck and Freckle, and a fuzzy cat named Fatty McTunapants. Dr. MacLeod enjoys the outdoors, reading and jogging.
Dr. Colleen Mans is an intern in our surgery service.
Colleen Mans
DVM
Surgery
Dr. Colleen Mans is an intern in our surgical service. She spent five years as a veterinary captain in the United States Army Veterinary Corps and has provided emergency and preventative care to over 400 military working dogs and horses, both at home and overseas. Dr. Mans is most interested in acute abdomens, wound management and urinary disorders.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Science, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Dr. Mans enjoys running, spending time with her family and wine tasting. She has a cat who begrudgingly allows her houseroom.
Dr. Karen Meltzer-Driben is board certified in veterinary cardiology.
Karen Meltzer-Driben
VMD, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Cardiology
Karen Meltzer-Driben
VMD, DACVIM (Cardiology)
BluePearl Affiliated Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Cardiology
Cardiology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Karen Meltzer enjoys all aspects of veterinary cardiology. Respected in the field, she works with a number of other hospitals in the region.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Residency, Cardiology, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls, NJ
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Garden State Veterinary Specialists, Tinton Falls, NJ
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Garden State Veterinary Specialists, Tinton Falls, NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
Dr. Jennifer Morris is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.
Jennifer Morris
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Jennifer Morris
DVM, DACVECC
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jennifer Morris enjoys all aspects of critical care medicine.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency and Critical Care, Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care, Las Vegas NV
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Ocean State Veterinary Specialists, East Greenwich RI
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
Dr. Morris has two cats.
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Katherine Murphy
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Katherine Murphy
VMD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Langhorne, PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Dr. Samantha Norris is a resident in our surgery service.
Samantha Norris
DVM
Surgery
Samantha Norris
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Resident
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Samantha Norris is a resident in our surgery service. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, interventional radiology, wound management and reconstructive surgery, total hip replacement, neurological surgery, physical rehabilitation and pain management and clinical research, particularly in osteoarthritic pain management and treatment.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Southfield, MI
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Specialty Center, Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, MedVet Medical and Cancer Center for Pets, Fairfax, OH
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center, Fishers, IN
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology and Chemistry, Franklin College, IN
Dr. Norris enjoys playing soccer and volleyball, working out, horseback riding, taking photos, traveling abroad, arranging flowers, planning events, and spending time with her one-eyed shih tzu, Trip.
Dr. Anastasiya Olevska is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Anastasiya Olevska
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Anastasiya Olevska
VMD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Anastasiya Olevska’s particular interests include behavior, dermatology and shock and fluid resuscitation.
  • Internship, Emergency & Critical Care, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Levittown, PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Olevska enjoys running, hiking, exploring local breweries, and watching TV with her dog.
Dr. Karen Palazzini is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Karen Palazzini
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Karen Palazzini
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Karen Palazzini’s areas of special interest include trauma and wound care.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Oradell Animal Hospital, Paramus, NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Dr. Palazzini enjoys theater, swimming and spending time with her family, including pets Tino, Tess and Linus.
Dr. Michael Pawenski is a veterinarian in our surgery service.
Michael Pawenski
DVM
Surgery
Michael Pawenski
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Resident
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Michael Pawenski’s particular clinical interests include urinary tract surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and anesthesiology.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa, FL
  • Clinical Rotation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dr. Pawenski enjoys hiking with his dog Astro, skiing, cooking and napping.
Dr. Catherine Popovitch is board certified in veterinary surgery.
Catherine Popovitch
DVM, DACVS, DECVS
Surgery
Catherine Popovitch
DVM, DACVS, DECVS
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Catherine Popovitch is particularly interest in orthopedic surgery, including total hip replacement, knee reconstruction, cruciate ligament repair, fracture repair and angular limb deformities.
  • Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Sabrina Reilly is board certified in veterinary anesthesiology and pain management.
Sabrina Reilly
DVM, DACVAA
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Sabrina Reilly
DVM, DACVAA
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Servicing Locations
Dr. Sabrina Reilly’s particular clinical interests include intravenous anesthesia; pain management before, during and after surgery; local and regional anesthesia and pain management; and anesthesia and pain management in critical/emergency patients.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia
  • Residency, Anesthesiology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Internship, Anesthesiology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Internship, Equine Medicine, Manor Equine Hospital, Monkton MD
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Dr. Reilly loves travel, Muay Thai boxing, western boxing, Savate (French boxing), ice skating and hiking with her two dogs, Quintus and Moira.
Dr. Jessica Repep is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians.
Jessica Repep
DVM
Diagnostic Imaging
Jessica Repep
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Diagnostic Imaging
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jessica Repep is an intern in our radiology service. Dr. Repep finds using diagnostic imagining – especially ultrasound and CT – to treat patients especially gratifying.
  • Internship, Equine Medicine, Sports Medicine, & Surgery, Marion Dupont Scott Equine Medical Center, Leesburg, VA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal & Poultry Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
Dr. Repep enjoys reading, knitting, horseback riding and spending time outdoors.
Dr. Rosanna Scali is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Rosanna Scali
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Rosanna Scali
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Rosanna Scali particularly enjoys wound care and treating urinary obstructions.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
Dr. Scali’s greatest adventures include white water rafting down the Zambezi River, bungee jumping off Victoria Falls Bridge, and skydiving. She has a passion for working out in high-intensity training settings, but also enjoys crafting. She and her husband have a daughter, two cats, Roo and Tuna Salad Sandwich, and a dog named Lilly Beaner.
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Carl Smola
MA, DVM
Surgery
Carl Smola
MA, DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Resident
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Carl Smola is a resident in our surgery service. His clinical interests include orthopedic, oncologic and neurologic surgeries, as well as early correction of congenital disorders.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, New York City
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN
  • Master of Agriculture, Animal Sciences, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, Auburn University, AL
Dr. Smola enjoys watching and playing any sport, traveling, kayaking, hiking, and exploring NYC with his wife.
Dr. Ian Spiegel is board certified in veterinary dermatology.
Ian Spiegel
MHS, VMD, DACVD
Dermatology
Ian Spiegel
MHS, VMD, DACVD
BluePearl Affiliated Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Dermatology
Dermatology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Ian Spiegel is a consultant for a number of veterinary organization and publications. His particular clinical interests include bacterial and yeast infections, ear disease, managing allergies, autoimmune skin disease, parasitology and dermatology-related pharmacology.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
  • Residency, Dermatology, University of California, Davis
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Master of Health Science, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
Dr. Spiegel likes cooking, music, movies and exercising. He and his wife have two children, two cats and a dog. The family enjoys the outdoors, New York City, helping animals and traveling.
Dr. Jennifer Stevens is a resident in our internal medicine service.
Jennifer Stevens
DVM
Internal Medicine
Jennifer Stevens
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Stevens’ interests include endoscopic procedures, gastrointestinal disease and immune-mediated disease.
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Levittown, PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, ASPCA Animal Hospital, New York, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
In her spare time, Dr. Stevens enjoys running, yoga, swimming, traveling and exploring Bucks County with her fiancé. She has two Greyhounds named Baxter and Pickles.
Dr. Joe Sweeney is a veterinarian in our diagnostic imaging (radiology) service.
Joseph Sweeney
DVM, DACVR
Diagnostic Imaging
Joseph Sweeney
DVM, DACVR
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology
Diagnostic Imaging
Servicing Locations
Dr. Joseph Sweeny has a strong interest in the clinical applications of radiology and working in tandem with other specialists to help every patient possible.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
  • Residency, Radiology, MedVet Medical and Cancer Centers for Pets, Columbus OH
  • Internship, Radiology, MedVet Medical and Cancer Centers for Pets, Columbus OH
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Grafton MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Human Physiology, Boston University MA
Dr. Sweeny’s hobbies include Men's League Hockey, walking, exercising and exploring local restaurants and bars. He and his girlfriend have four cats.
Dr. Rebecca Syring is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.
Rebecca Syring
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Rebecca Syring
DVM, DACVECC
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Rebecca Syring’s clinical interests include traumatic brain injury, traumatology, fluid resuscitation of the critical animal, and respiratory disorders.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Fellowship, Emergency & Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Dr. Syring is a huge fan of boxer dogs. Her favorite pastimes include working out at her local Crossfit gym as well as gardening, reading and cooking.
Dr. Zijin Zhou is a veterinarian in the dermatology service at BluePearl Pet Hospital in Levittown, Pennsylvania.
Zijin Zhou
DVM
Dermatology
Zijin Zhou
DVM
BluePearl Affiliated Veterinarian
Dermatology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Zijin Zhou loves all aspects of veterinary dermatology but has a particular interest in ear disease, autoimmune diseases and laser surgery.
  • Residency, Dermatology, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Internship, Dermatology, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Levittown, PA
  • Internship, Dermatology, University of Illinois, Champaign
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Florida, Gainesville